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GTT getting ready for the track.

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by ChrisGTT, Oct 7, 2014.

Discuss GTT getting ready for the track. in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    I wouldt worry about taking loads of spares matey. Ill have a few bits with me and so will the other lads if needs be. My van has loads of random spares in the cubby holes behind the front seats. Cant wait to try the straight pipe on the gtt =D
     
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  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Fetch zip ties. Everything can be fixed with those.
     
  3. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Now then, it's been a busy few weeks but I will post pictures up first.
     
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  4. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    The cliosport and TurboRenault track day went well actually it was awesome.

    The car performed well in fact it was me that let it down as just getting to grips with how fast to go around corner but it gripped really well on the federal 595 RSRs I did have an issue with engine temps as it seemed to keep rising slowly but higher than I expected. So I came off the track and had a look, I found the fan relay had burnt out so quickly put the horn relay in its place to get the fan working as quick as possible.
    The starter motor then played up by not wanting to start when hot so I had to wait 20 mins to cool down a bit then o had to whack it with a bar and even that was still temperamental. That's two of slim shape starters that have failed me when I got home I replaced the starter with a massive started which I assume was the original starter.

    It's saved me twice now so it's staying on its noisy,heavy and huge but it seems to be really reliable.
    The only other issue I had was the exhaust snapped a support rubber so it started to drag on floor around the track but I was 1 corner from the pits so I did a temp repair and all is well.

    I had a great evening with good food good company and a few drinks, I will defiantly go the event again.
     
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  5. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Glad you enjoyed it. I did to !
    Glad you are actually able to enjoy your car now as well !
     
  6. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Sweet, the track always brings out the gremlins as its the hardest a car is ever used, if you didnt have anything that crippled it you can be happy :)
     
  7. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Was going well on track mate(y)
     
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    andybond Staff Member

  9. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Right massive delay in posting due to life and what not so sorry for that. More to follow .....
     
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  10. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    lots of pictures no real order so sorry. many things have been changed swapped etc. also had some welding done that was a surprise as i found some tin worm in drivers footwell that was not expected at all! but that is sorted and slowly working through the issues. during the trackday i had overheating problems so i replaced the OE fan with aftermarket universal one that sits closer and has a shroud so cooling effecency will be improved also replaced fan relay aand fan switch from low temp to standard.

    also while removing the dash to check the bulkhead for rot i found the sound deadning was wet from the tin worm in the floor and had worked its way up to the matting and while removing it from the bulkhead just fell apart. i was going to get another one but decided to use dynamat lite and dynapad to do the same or at least similer job. while the dash was out i plastic welded the frame of the centre section to add some ridgidety as 30 years and many removals had caused many breaks. anyway a picture speaks a thousand words and my spelling is shite. 3574925A-DB6E-4D8D-A3FA-7CA77FE375B8_zpsli9mrv7m.jpg AdobePhotoshopExpress_b311a2d738c547d585ef0bf5dbd2b689.jpg ED1A79C2-F964-42BD-AB50-30CE40886126_zpsauga2ivv.jpg FB_20151123_20_18_39_Saved_Picture.jpg InstagramCapture_359807d9-e9ee-4244-b758-a5f92876f46d.jpg InstagramCapture_cfc36b46-1106-43de-a8a6-48071ac46089.jpg InstagramCapture_de70bbf0-d9dd-41f1-8dc4-71ffd626dff5.jpg WP_20150906_15_17_36_Pro 1.jpg WP_20151204_003.jpg WP_20151220_005.jpg WP_20151221_001.jpg WP_20151228_001.jpg WP_20160103_001.jpg WP_20160115_018.jpg WP_20160123_004.jpg WP_20160123_005.jpg WP_20160123_008.jpg WP_20160123_010.jpg WP_20160125_008.jpg WP_20160125_011.jpg WP_20160224_001.jpg WP_20160224_002.jpg WP_20160224_005.jpg WP_20160226_002.jpg WP_20160226_007.jpg
     
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  11. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Looks about a million times better than when I had it. Credit to you.
     
  12. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Well-Known Member

    I do like a 16v bulge on a 5.
     
  13. davemaygtt

    davemaygtt Well-Known Member

    Did you modify the bumper to have the slats in the number plate recess? I like it, much smarter than a lot of the cut outs! Nice looking car.
     
  14. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    The bumper has been modified but not by me. I got the car with this bumper on it. They removed the upper section where the numberplate sits usually and fitted more grill from another front bumper. I think there is 1 more like this kicking around somewhere.
     
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  15. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Something else that has kept me busy is my garage refurb. New build integral garage with dusty concrete floor and porus breeze block for internal walls so I pva bonded the floor and gave it a coat of polyurethane paint but not mega happy with floor but its alot better then before. Also painted breeze blocks white and replaced the single energy saving bulb with 2x 5ft led strip lights plus I have more lights on order. WP_20160318_006.jpg WP_20160323_007.jpg WP_20160324_001.jpg WP_20160324_002.jpg
     
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  16. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    I think I will just clear coat the brickwork as I like the look of it. Now on the look out for things to put on the brick walls like Renault signs etc. I did find this (see picture) it must be 15ft long so a little too big haha WP_20160324_062.jpg
     
  17. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Small progress update.

    Still in the process of sound deadening my floor with dynamat and dynapad its bloody expensive upto £200 so far which I hope is enough but then I still want to get some kind of foam of some sort to sit in each footwell just to bring the height up to where the oe stuff was. At least the carpet will have a little give without getting misshaped and the foam will be removable. Also got some new pedal rubbers from ebay. Not from cgb aka (overpriced shite) I found the exact product on ebay for half the price and also located the accelerator pedal which the rubber is not actually rubber its plastic again all on ebay. Removed old worn out rubbers sanded down the pedals and used some black primer to coat and then I will just lacquer once dry. WP_20160402_001.jpg WP_20160402_002.jpg WP_20160402_004.jpg
     
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  18. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I bet it was fun painting those !
     
  19. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    I also purchased a larger aluminum pipe for my top rad hose as the one I have is a touch too small for the clamps and they are fully clamped but its just not tight enough.
    Also got some new spark plugs as the ones I was using were not hot enough?? I have not even investigated different plugs and heats etc so I need to do reading up.

    Also got some self securing squashable nut serts for the front of the seat mounts as the oe ones are slipping out of position and will become useless. Hopefully I can drill the hole a touch bigger and from square to round to allow these in. I may also put a blob of weld on the back once in place. No pictures sorry
     
  20. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    It helps not having a carpet in Andy.

     
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